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48-team Qatar World Cup would be too long – Xavi

Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says Fifa should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32. The World Cup will feature 48 teams for the 2026 edition, to…

Balotelli not fit enough to play for Italy – Mancini

Italy coach Roberto Mancini said on Monday he overlooked Mario Balotelli for upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers because the Marseille player lacked fitness. Italy begin their campaign to reach the European finals playing Finland on Saturday in Udine after they failed…

Hearts refute Kim Grant exit rumours

Accra Hearts of Oak have debunked media reports that head coach and director of football Kim Grant is on the verge of resigning. Reports were rife on Monday morning that Grant, who took permission to travel to the Czech Republic…

Ronaldo faces disciplinary hearing over goal celebration

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is facing disciplinary action for his celebration after one of the three goals he scored in last week’s 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Uefa said the Portuguese would face a hearing on…

LaLiga: Messi hits hat-trick as Barca torment Betis

Even the Real Betis fans were applauding by the end as Lionel Messi scored another spectacular hat-trick to fire Barcelona to a 4-1 victory on Sunday and leave them with one hand on the La Liga trophy. Messi’s treble, his…

Serie A: Inter edge Milan in five-goal derby thriller to go third

Inter Milan moved above city rivals AC Milan into third place in Serie A with an exhilarating 3-2 derby victory at San Siro that ended a five-match winning run for Gennaro Gattuso’s hosts. Matias Vecino’s goal gave the Nerazzurri a…

Everton sink Chelsea to upset their top-four plans

Maurizio Sarri admitted he is worried about his Chelsea team’s “mentality” after they fell to a 2-0 defeat at Everton that severely damages their hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League. Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson, converting his own…

Caf CC: Al-Hilal finish top of Group C

Sudan’s Al-Hilal Omdurman put on an impressive display to beat Zambia’s Nkana 4-1 at the Al Hilal Stadium in Sudan on Sunday to top their CAF Confederation Cup, Group C. The win sees Al-Hilal on 11 points at the summit…

Caf CC: Zesco deny Kotoko quarterfinal spot

Zesco United sealed a 2-1 come from behind win over Asante Kotoko at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola, Zambia, on Sunday to end their Caf Confederation Cup campaign on a high note. Jesse Were and Kondwani Mtonga were on…

City face Spurs, United draw Barca in UCL quarters

Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur will face off in an all-Premier League clash after being draw together in the Champions League quarterfinals on Friday. Manchester United, who staged a dramatic comeback against Paris Saint-Germain to make the last eight, will…

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